Snow rhymes with…

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CROW!!

In case you’ve been wondering what the crows have been up to lately… when they’re not chasing owls…

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they’re following me. In Millennium I have up to six crows that hang out at either end of the east side. At least three of them are White-Wing’s siblings. Sometimes I see her too, but it’s harder to tell because she has outgrown a lot of her melanistic feathers.

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And just when I think I’m tired of photographing them, the crows find new ways to please the camera. Even on days with little light and nothing but stark contrasts, the crows catch my eye.

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Although I’m glad we have snow, it was snowing when I took most of these pictures so there are blotches of precipitation in the images.

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I always dream of the perfect Snow Crow picture, and it never quite works out that way.

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But the picture below looks to me as if this crow is floating in space.

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3 thoughts on “Snow rhymes with…

  1. I need to put up a whole peanut feeder so I can attract some crows. The problem is we have such great habitat all around us (woods and farm fields) and we get very little snow so lots of other food is available to them. I used to see them a lot more when we lived in a townhouse!

  2. I need to put up a whole peanut feeder so I can attract some crows. The problem is we have such great habitat all around us (woods and farm fields) and we get very little snow so lots of other food is available to them. I used to see them a lot more when we lived in a townhouse!

    On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 11:08 PM, musicbirdblog

  3. Thanks for your comment, Jo Ann. I think urban crows tend to take handouts more readily than rural crows. In general I notice a difference in the familiarity threshold between urban and even suburban birds; the House Sparrows in my yard are much wilder than the ones in the city. But maybe you can attract the crows to your property, eventually. If it weren’t for the crows downtown on the lakefront, I would not have any interaction with crows as there are only a few in my neighborhood and if they visit my yard, it must be when I’m not there. It took me four years to gain the trust I have with the parents or grandparents of these particular crows who willingly pose for photographs.

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